vicious-little-sketchbook

So here’s a fact; I managed to sketch this in one sitting.
I’m currently investigating exactly what coffee I was drinking at the time, because clearly it imbued me with the power to get shit drawn without being a perfectionist.

(Oh, and this is part of my ongoing con prep, though it’s doubling as merch for the Ask Lars blog)

(Also; I still hate this outfit)

I promised to deliver on sketches, so here you go–more reasons why I’ve been so busy. I’m producing a lot of new artwork for the upcoming KiT tournament, with my goal being 20 characters (and if I can accomplish this, then I probably won’t need to worry about doing any sort of conprep besides comics. At least, that’s the incentive I’m giving myself). One friend asked if I was going to offer these as post-card sized prints. I’m still not sure what format I should make these in, but I still have a little bit of time. ^^;

It’s a really good thing I love fighting games.

Oh, and I do have some Guilty Gear. BOY do I have some Guilty Gear.

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So, I managed to sketch and complete an illustration within record time (six days!), and while I’d like to tweak it later, I am rather pleased with the results. I was partaking in a fighting game fanart community’s art project, in which each artist was to draw an obscure/lesser known fighting game character, so I went with Yoko Kono from Last Bronx, a game I really liked back in my youth. I nearly missed the deadline, but managed a bit of a miracle.

I’m including the sketch from which I worked off of, so you can see just how different the final is by comparison.


Part of my goal for this con season is to draw characters that I’ve loved at one point or another, but haven’t drawn in forever. And to add to that list: Kaiba Seto from YuGiOh. This one is going to be a bookmark, and will be in a set that will also consist of Yami Yuugi, Yami Bakura, and Jounouchi Katsuya.

People who follow me on facebook have seen the cellphone photo I took of this, but I’ve finally scanned it properly.

I think it’s been about five years since I’ve properly sketched Reno from Final Fantasy VII (chibis don’t count). I guess the stars were properly aligned or something. I thought I’d do a little variation with his outfit (just a little). I still have this headcanon that he’s got bad habits aplenty, hence the cigarette. I have positively no idea what to do with the background, though.

But, yes. Revisiting another one of my old favourites. Reno’s been a favourite of mine since I was in high school…and that was a very long time ago.

Annnnd another sketchbook post, this time of Malshina from Akibaranger. I suspect she’ll be completed in pencil since I had to erase and redraw and erase so many times (on account of the fact that I wasn’t satisfied with her face.)! Hopefully I’ll get something drawn up that can be properly coloured later like that Akibaranger illustration I’ve been meaning to do

Wasn’t kidding when I remarked about drawing butts over the weekend. The pose is based on an illustration from Oh!Great’s Tenjo Tenge manga–because I figured that since he would design outfits for Tekken characters, it would be rather fitting to homage one of his illustrations with Tekken characters.

…of course, since it’s me, it had to be drawn with men. I’m not sorry. Especially since it’s gonna be used for the fanbook

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The results of the first ever Tekken Request Live! stream:

*Kuma defeating Paul at Chess (requested by nobodyxaldyn)

*LeoAsuka adorableness (requested by saiyavenger)

*Q!Jun Kazama getting Unknown goo all over (requested by psycho-blue)

*Devil Kazuya at Disney World! (requested by vinjaryou)

*Jin and Leo in uniforms! (requested by cary-kazama)

Drawing with a stylus is so hard. >:/ Also, I’m doing another one of these next Sunday, because I know some of you are now wishing you were there. :3

Part 2 of my illustration process. Have I mentioned that I hate inking? Because I do, mainly because it’s a very tedious process (I sketch, I ink, I erase the sketch, I retouch the inks because some of the ink was erased with the sketch…pain in the ass process! I need to find an easier way.).

Anyway; after making a few fixes in the draft, I’ve went ahead and inked this piece, but it’s not quite ready for colouring. There’s a few mistakes that I need to correct in Photoshop (because I’m a hack), and the scan needs to be cleaned up. After that, it’ll be time for flats!

(Also, the Tekken Blood Vengeance/Tag 2 book is really handy as far as references for Alisa’s tech is concerned; it really came to use when drawing her wings, and I’m working on an illustration that involves her chainsaws, which were also detailed in the book.)

(And for those interested, you can click the sentence to see the Part 01!)